Oklomsy's Tilde page

Formerly called Oklomsy's Linux page.


I am on the Tildeverse now! When I found out about the tildeverse, I really wanted to join it. Now that I am on here, It feels weird, I never realized how limited a Standard UNIX Shell is, luckily the admins know how boring it is and decided to add a couple of programs, My favorite feature is the train feature, if you run the train command then it will display a train similar to the sl but the train was made by several people on the tilde server! There is also a terminal gardening app where you can look at other user's gardens and water it for them. It's really fun! and they are also very welcoming! So far I am enjoying the Tilde.team server.

I might as well verify that I am the real oklomsy, if you have my PGP key then you can use it to verify this:

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My PGP key is available on my website or on keyservers.

Here you can find a bunch of blog posts about Linux.

Contact me!

You can obviously contact me by using the methods listed on my website, but I also have a few extra now that I joined the Tilde.team server:

Journal!

I am going to maintain a journal of my experiences on the Tilde server

Byobu experience

Date: July 24 2021

Most tilde.team users range from inexperienced users who are just starting out learning about Linux and Arch Linux gods who install Linux on every single smart device they own. And because of this, the admins install a lot of software, one of which I have never heard about but can be enabled on boot by default, byobu, a terminal multiplexer, When I first ran this software I didn't know anything about how to use it, after a lot of worried googling later, I learned some basic keys and what not, Byobu is the software I never knew I desperately needed, being able to divide terminal windows into a single tab and then being able to use F3 and F4 to browse it is revolutionary to me, The tilde.team server has email and irc and their default byobu configuration has one window for irc and one window for email and then a shell window, it took some time to get used to it but I can't imagine going back to a normal bash shell.

Switching text editors!

Date: July 22 2021

When I first joined the server, there were some obvious limitations, Luckily the admins did provide a few common tools for text editing. (ed, nvim, vi, emacs, nano, pico) I like emacs and I used it a lot for web development but there were a few problems. Emacs is way too bloated, some argue that this is why Emacs is so great. I rarely use the bloated features on Emacs, I just edit text on it and that's it. I don't play games on it, I don't browse my email on it, I don't read the news on it either, I have tried to get more use out of it but it always backfires.

That's the first problem, the second problem is that I was okay with the bloatware but I couldn't use it as efficiently on the terminal as I would with the GUI, When I joined the server I hoped that the admins enabled X Forwarding over SSH (Normal shell users can't enable it, Sysadmins have to) But they didn't so I was stuck with a terminal version of emacs, and it's horrible... The color scheme didn't match, and the Web mode auto completion feature didn't work for some reason. I didn't want to spend hours on trying to fix Emacs anymore, I just wanted to enjoy the Tilde server, so I ran vim and my first thought was "This is nice.", When I was editing on Emacs, the color scheme was a depressing gray, I couldn't see the angle brackets cause they were black, but when I used Neovim, the color scheme was bright and neon. The syntax highlighting was great. Also since I couldn't use GUI anymore, I needed a different way of deleting, copying, cutting and pasting large amounts of text. Luckily Neovim has a great way of doing that!

I tried Vim a couple of times before in my earlier Linux years, But I was never able to figure it out, the interface was confusing, but now after trying it out a year and a half later, it just makes so much more sense than Emacs.


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